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February 2018

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

FEBRUARY 21, 2018  WED | 7:30pm,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES' GROUND-Breaking Album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

PEPPERLAND A Tribute to The Beatles’ Ground Breaking Album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Live music! Score by Ethan Iverson inspired by classic Beatles album. Running time 60 minutes, no intermission Mark Morris, hailed as “the most influential choreographer alive and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), returns to White Bird with a new evening-length work Pepperland, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Created at the request of the…

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March 2018

JESSICA LANG DANCE

MARCH 8-10, 2018  THU-SAT | 7:30pm,  Newmark Theatre
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"JESSICA LANG’S IMAGES LINGER LONG AFTER THE CURTAIN FALLS.” - Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)

Jessica Lang, former member of Twyla Tharp’s company, has created more than 95 works on dance companies worldwide, including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet. Founding her company in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance will make its White Bird debut with dances that are lyrical and urgently relevant, accompanied by strong visual elements with music that stirs the heart and leaves the audience breathless. Program: (running time 90 minutes with one intermission) *All choreography by Jessica Lang*…

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April 2018

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY

APRIL 5-7, 2018  THU-SAT | 7:30pm,  Newmark Theatre
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“THERE’S A VISCERAL THRILL TO THE CHOREOGRAPHY THAT IS UNLIKE ANYTHING OFFERED BY OTHER CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS.” -The New York Times

Stephen Petronio, one of the leading dance-makers of his generation, returns to White Bird for a record 7th time with dance that uniquely merges new music, visual art, and fashion, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. In 2014 Stephen founded Bloodlines, to pay tribute to the masters of American postmodern dance who have strongly influenced him. Featured in White Bird’s program will be new and retrospective work by Petronio as well as a series of chamber works by Yvonne…

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May 2018

BALLET HISPÁNICO

MAY 16, 2018  WED | 7:30pm,  Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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“AMONG THE MOST TECHNICALLY ACCOMPLISHED AND MUSICAL DANCERS YOU’LL FIND IN THE CONTEMPORARY SPHERE.” -The Washington Post

Ballet Hispánico is acclaimed for exploring, preserving and celebrating Latino cultures through dance. Their thrilling new program will feature all female choreographers – Michelle Manzanales’s Con Brazos Abiertos, harking back to her childhood as a Mexican-American growing up in Texas; Línea Recta by BelgianColombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, pairing flamenco dance with intricate partnering; and 3. Catorce Dieciséis by Tania Pérez-Salas, one of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance.   Share this event:   Sponsored by     Talking Points:…

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